Originally posted by sattvik
Well since Ratan Singh (Padmini's husband) was around in 1300s, his dad would have been around since about 1250s, his dad Samar Singh was Prithviraj's brother-in-law, except in this show, Pratha is called Abha Devi, but that is normal as many people call others by different names.... but then that is still 50 years out right?
(Samar Singh ruled from 1273-1302)
Was Samar Singh ruling in the times of Prithviraj Chauhan?
After reading Dr. Murlidhar H. Pahoja's reasoning I thought that both the Samar Singhs were different.
Few more excerpts from Dr Murlidhar's explanations:
There are available documents of the time of Samar Singh which corroborate the marriage of Prithabai and Samar Singh. These are as follows:
1) Letter from Prithviraj dated Anand Samvat 1143 (1175 AD) to Acharaj Rishikesh telling him that he has been
assigned to Prithabai as part of her dowry.
2) Letters of Raval Samar Singh to Acharaj Rishikesh.
(i) Dated Anand Samvat 1139 (1171 AD) welcoming him as a part of Prithabai's entourage and assigning him his rights.
(ii) Dated Anand Samvat 1145 (1177 AD) stating that the village of Moi is being granted to Acharaj Rishikesh.
3) Letter of Prithabai to her son informing him that Samar Singh has been killed in battle and I am performing Sati, please take care of Rishikesh and his children.
It is clear from the above that Raval Samar Singh of the Raso is a Songira Chauhan ruler and not a Guhil King and that this Raval Samar Singh was ruling at Chittaur and was married to Prithabai
Besides, if we follow the serial Dharthi ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan, Samar Singh died before Prithviraj Chauhan did. Do they show Samar Singh alive in this serial? And is Abha Devi mentioned to be Prithviraj Chauhan's sister? Sorry, please bear with my ignorance. I haven't watched this serial regularly and I still haven't registered in my mind who is who in the serial so far.
I think this site might help a bit for some further research:
Well, this is really confusing and pretty much interwined with the fact if Prithviraj Raso is really authentic or not.
I think answers to these questions might help . . .
Which clan of Rajputs did Rana Singh and Abha Devi belong to?
If the rulers of Chittorgarh belonged to Gohil/Guhil clan of Rajputs, then, were they defeated somewhere in the middle?
If so who ruled after them?
One more piece of information (this might not strictly adhere to the present discussion) - The Gohil Rajputs were considered to be Suryavanshis. That means they were either descendents of either Lord Ram's sons or nephews, right?